17.10.14

Markets jittery as global growth worries investors.

• Sterling held back by dampened rate hike expectations
• Merkel, Draghi stand firm in market rout
• Economic growth to Ebola woes spur volatility
• Yuan climbs for second week after export gains

Categories: Market Commentary.

15.10.14

Sterling sell-off after soft inflation data.

• UK inflation falls to five-year low of 1.2%
• Poor German data knocks euro
• Dollar stands tall as euro hit by economic gloom
• SNB seen keeping Franc cap until 2016

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13.10.14

Global growth concerns hit risk appetites.

• Pound softens on mixed data, flight to safety
• Greek bailout concerns top Eurogroup meeting
• Dollar slips against Yen as growth worries hit risk appetite
• Yen advances to four-week high amid global jitters

Categories: Market Commentary.

10.10.14

BoE Leaves rates at 0.5% as EU economy falters.

• Treasury Chief warns of impact of euro-zone woes
• ECB’s Draghi vows to fight inflation
• Dollar softens on rate view
• Yen set for more gains as global growth concerns deepen

Categories: Market Commentary.

09.10.14

GBP/USD rises on FOMC and BoE

Carney’s Low-Rate Case Aided by Euro-Region Economic Woes
Dollar Falls to Two-Week Low as Fed Bets Tempered
Yen Set to Advance to One-Month High on Fibonacci; Aussie Gains

Categories: Market Commentary.

08.10.14

Dollar gains ahead of FOMC Minutes.

• UK manufacturing data helps steady sterling
• Euro creeps higher despite weak data
• Dollar needs strongly hawkish FOMC Minutes to regain momentum
• Rand down on foreign reserves dip

Categories: Market Commentary.

07.10.14

Speculators Bet on Stronger GBP and USD

• London Luxury-Home Developers Outpacing Capacity to Build
German Industrial Output Drops Most Since 2009 in August
Dollar Gains as Investors Weigh Fed Rate Move Timing
Brent Crude Extends Slide to Its Lowest Price Since 2012

Categories: Market Commentary.

06.10.14

Pound drops below $1.60 as recovery loses momentum.

• Sterling plunges as economic data weighs on currency
• German factory orders slump most since 2009
• Dollar nears 4-year high on policy divergence bets
• Aussie dollar bounces back after fall

Categories: Market Commentary.

03.10.14

Pound drops after Broadbent says ‘Not Yet’ to higher rates

• Euro jumps most in 7 month as ECB plan lacks details
• Draghi keeps QE herd waiting with stimulus goal shrouded
• Dollar rises as Economists say employers adds most jobs in 3 months
• Yen weakens as BoJ boosts bill purchases; Kiwi dollar declines

Categories: Market Commentary.

02.10.14

ECB set to detail asset-purchase plan in hope to buoy eurozone.

• Sterling retreats as UK PMI drops to 17-month low
• Markets jittery ahead of ECB meeting
• Dollar drops against yen as risk sentiment weakens
• Aussie rebounds on solid housing data

Categories: Market Commentary.